§ 8-21C-1 Legislative intent; applicability
§ 8-21C-2 Definitions
§ 8-21C-3 Manufacturer and dealer agreement – Required for sales by manufacturer or distributor
§ 8-21C-4 Manufacturer and dealer agreement – Termination, cancellation, etc
§ 8-21C-5 Manufacturer and dealer agreement – Actions upon failure to cure deficiencies
§ 8-21C-6 Change of dealer ownership
§ 8-21C-7 Duties of warrantors; warranty claims
§ 8-21C-8 Indemnification
§ 8-21C-9 Notification of pre-delivery damage
§ 8-21C-10 Coercion prohibited
§ 8-21C-11 Civil action for damages

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 8 > Chapter 21C

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • AREA OF SALES RESPONSIBILITY: The geographical area, agreed to by the dealer and the manufacturer or the distributor or in the manufacturer and dealer agreement, within which the dealer has the exclusive right to display or sell new recreational vehicles of a particular line-make of the manufacturer or distributor to the retail public. See Alabama Code 40-17-120
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • cash: Any legal tender, negotiable paper, or solvent credit. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • dealer: Any person, firm, corporation, or business engaged in the business of selling recreational vehicles to the general public and that maintains a permanent business establishment including a service and repair facility which offers mechanical services for the recreational vehicles it sells. See Alabama Code 40-17-120
  • distributor: Any person, firm, corporation, or business entity that purchases new recreational vehicles for resale to dealers. See Alabama Code 40-17-120
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • FAMILY MEMBER: A spouse or a child, grandchild, parent, sibling, niece, or nephew, or the spouse thereof. See Alabama Code 40-17-120
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • LINE-MAKE: A specific series of recreational vehicle products that meets all of the following specifications:

    a. See Alabama Code 40-17-120

  • manufacturer: Any person, firm, corporation, or business entity that engages in the manufacture of recreational vehicles. See Alabama Code 40-17-120
  • MANUFACTURER AND DEALER AGREEMENT: A written agreement or contract entered into between a manufacturer or a distributor and a dealer that fixes the rights and responsibilities of the parties and pursuant to which the dealer sells new recreational vehicles. See Alabama Code 40-17-120
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • paid: For the purpose of deductions and credits hereinafter provided for with respect to income tax means paid or accrued or paid or incurred, and the terms paid or accrued and paid or incurred shall be construed according to the method of accounting on the basis of which the net income is computed under this chapter. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: A motor home, travel trailer, fifth wheel trailer, camping trailer, and truck camper. See Alabama Code 40-17-120
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • TAXABLE YEAR: The calendar year or the fiscal year ending during the calendar year upon the basis of which net income is computed, or a period of less than 12 months resulting from a change in accounting period as provided in Section 40-18-30. See Alabama Code 40-18-1
  • TRANSIENT CUSTOMER: A customer who is temporarily traveling through a dealer's area of sales responsibility. See Alabama Code 40-17-120
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • warrantor: Any person, firm, corporation, or business entity, including any manufacturer or distributor, that provides a written warranty to the consumer in connection with a new recreational vehicle or parts, accessories, or components thereof. See Alabama Code 40-17-120